Tag: Catalyst

Technology as a catalyst for budget transparency and accountability

As the country ushers in the dawn of the new normal, its leader’s actions in anticipation of health, economic, and social concerns will be essential to advancing fast and equitable solutions. With the 2021 national budget in mind, transparent and inclusive fiscal management will be crucial for our nation’s recovery moving forward.

Inasmuch as the budget process directly illustrates which sectors in society get the funding for their programs and projects, it is inherently political. For this reason, Filipinos must have access to reliable information on how public funds are allocated and spent and have ample opportunity to contribute to policy decisions that affect their future.

In this respect, digitalization is vital in making the process less political insofar as it can increase transparency and accountability.

The Stratbase ADR Institute, in partnership with the International Budget Partnership (IBP) and the La Salle Institute of Governance, recently hosted a virtual

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Micron Technology Placed on Citi Negative Catalyst Watch

A Citi analyst on Monday opened a negative catalyst watch on shares of Micron Technology  (MU) – Get Report, a day before the semiconductor company is scheduled to report fourth-quarter earnings.

Shares of the Boise, Idaho, company at last check were up 0.4% at $49.31.

Analyst Christopher Danely, who has a sell rating on the shares with a $35 price target, said he expected Micron to report sales below guidance of $6 billion but in line with his $5.5 billion estimate due to what he called a double dip in DRAM.

The analyst also expects the stock to trade lower on the report and would be more constructive on the stock in the mid $30s, according to The Fly.

Last week, TheStreet.com Founder Jim Cramer said on CNBC that “Micron’s core DRAM business could be saved by their disk drive business, but I don’t see the stock

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